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Hurricane Matthew kills at least 14 in the US

Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 14 people as it battered the US east coast.

As the storm hit there were major floods and power outages in Florida, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

Matthew - which was a category 5 storm when it hit Haiti last week killing nearly 900 people - has since been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone but at one point hit wind speeds of over 157mph.

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At least 842 killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Men carry a coffin after the hurricane hit Haiti Credit: Reuters

At least 842 people have been killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, local officials said, as the death toll continues to climb.

Recovery efforts are still underway in the Caribbean island state, where entire villages were crushed by winds and storm surges.

The hurricane is now hitting the Florida coast, where around two million people have been told to evacuate.

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